The Sedin’s and Staal’s pump out hockey stars like no other family, and while the Harbaugh’s are currently the darling siblings of the NFL at the moment, there’s another trio of brothers that are taking care of business in the NFL.
And one of them might be destined for Tampa.
Marcus and Isaiah Trufant are both considered to be high ranking cornerbacks in the NFL right now, and their little brother Desmond is set to join them. The University of Washington standout is one of the best cornerbacks in the draft which means Bucs fans can start talking about a name other than Dee Milliner.
While getting Milliner, who is without a doubt the best cornerback prospect in the 2013 draft class, would be a dream for the Bucs, there is a very real possibility that he won’t be available at No. 13 when the Bucs are put on the clock. We discussed a scenario where the Bucs trade down earlier today, but they may not have to trade down to get who they want.
After an outstanding Senior Bowl, Trufant has shot up draft boards and his stock now has him being selected in the first two rounds of the draft. The Bucs could hold out hope that he’ll be available at pick No. 43 , but if Trufant really wows teams at the combine he very well could be gone by the end of the first day.
There’s also the possibility that a team copies the scenario we laid out this morning and trades back into the first round to select him.
Chances are offensive skill players will dominate the second day of the draft, meaning if he’s not selected on the first day Trufant could slide to the Bucs at 43rd overall.
But if the Bucs can somehow get him, he’ll be an instant impact player in a secondary that desperately needs a jolt of talent. He doesn’t have an extensive highlight reel from his days with the Huskies, but he doesn’t have to. His talent is visible as soon as you see him set foot onto the gridiron.
What I’d love for the Bucs to do is trade back, select Johnthan Banks, compile picks and trade back into the first round to draft Trufant thus doubling up on corners.
Even if the Bucs don’t trade back into the first round, Desmond Trufant needs to get some serious attention when it comes to who the Bucs could and should draft in April.